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We begin with a custom mixture of dark and roasted barley malts, then we add the choicest hops. The resulting ale has a dark chestnut color and a deep nutty flavor. Brewed specially for Trader Joe’s.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (358) - - DEC 11, 2013
Downright average- but also downright cheap (thank you TJ’s!) so overall decent value. Pretty drinkable- would bring a six pack to a fall campfire. Pours the color of coke- pretty carbonated- not much head or lacing. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and taste is too sweet (like caramel) to me for a darker beer- the chocolate, malt, earthiness all there. Finish is a bit strange- sort of dry but not in a nice hoppy way. Not bad, not great.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (2697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Black pour from 12oz bottle at home. Nutty oily aroma. Creamy nutty flavor with slight cocoa notes. Something a little off on this but can't put my finger on it. Ok overall

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Not terrible. Pours dark brown with OK head and lacing. Some light roast malt aroma. Light bitter finish. Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1789) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle into glass.. black pour with kacki head .. aroma is a f xome mLts and raisen..taste is similar...nice creMy finish.. pretty ok stuffs

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Idigguns (15) - Davie, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass, 2014 release.
Aroma: malt, bread, hint of vanilla.
Appearance: hazy, dark amber with medium off-white head and little lacing.
Taste: roasted, malty, slightly nutty, hints of hops and vanilla.
Palate: smooth, medium carbonation with a quick finish.
Overall: Not a big brown ale fan, but I’ve had much better than this. It is easy drinking and nothing wrong with it, but I wouldn’t waste my time.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1219) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours black, with a fair sized, tan head. The aroma is black bread, pecans, light coffee, and some light herbal and peat notes. Nice, earthy sweetness up front, with a light bittering through the finish. Medium body, smooth, lightly effervescent, and fairly clean. Overall, this is a surprisingly nice, well balanced, and approachable beer. This manages to be easy and mellow, without being boring or weak. I’m a little startled myself that I’m complementing a Trader Joe’s beer this much...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DedicatedToFun (2540) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark amber, no head, espresso nose, pretty watered down, malty finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8432) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
[ Bottle ][ DedicatedToFun ][ 12oz ][ Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/10/14 ]
>> Pours a clear black ruby with soda foam. Nose is Twizzlers, tootsie roll, fudge, anise. Taste is water, paper, tootsie roll. Palate is weak, watery.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (3455) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is malt, caramel, fruit, and chocolate. Average at best.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (244) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2014
pours black with a huge head....great lacing....smells is burnt malt and chocolate....actually a very tasty beer...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (644) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Dark bronze, light toffee head. Nose is chocolate malt. Sweet. Middle is more chocolate malt, coco, light molasses. Finish is coco and light bitterness.


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